Western Province Prep

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Western Province Preparatory School (often known as Western Province Prep or even Wetpups) is an independent preparatory school for boys in Cape Town, South Africa.


Wetpups was founded in 1914 by Christopher Stansbury, his mother and Raymond Hutchinson. Christopher was the youngest son of John Fortunatus Stansbury, a headmaster of Oundle School.

The school started with a leased house (Thornton) and 26 boys. The boys wore a dark royal blue blazer and a blue and white striped Trinity House tie - the precursor to the uniform, which still stands today.

By 1918, the school had outgrown its premises and was relocated to the Mount Royal property in Claremont, the current location of the school's Senior Primary. There were 50 boarders, and 20 dayboys, reaching a capacity of 90 in the 1930's.


The school now has two sites (referred to as campuses): Eden Road and Newlands Road. Newlands being the senior half of the school. It has 2 sports fields,the Dauncey,the Mount Royal and the Douglas Murray;and a 25m swimming pool.

Old Boys

Stuart Abbott - rugby player for England and Harlequins andNick Mallett - Springbok rugby coach and player<br />Kim Norgaard - Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN International<br />Mark Shuttleworth - first South African in space<br />Raymond Ackerman - Owner of Pick 'n Pay


  • Current Head - Michael Hosty
  • Deputy Heads - Gary Skeeles+Alaistair Payne
  • 1914 - 1941 Christopher Stansbury
  • 1941 - 1944......
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